bacteroid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bacterium +‎ -oid

Noun[edit]

bacteroid (plural bacteroids)

  1. (dated) A micro-organism such as a bacterium or yeast.
  2. A bacterium of the species Bacteroides.
  3. A symbiotic form of the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Rhizobia, or the root nodule that it produces.

Adjective[edit]

bacteroid (comparative more bacteroid, superlative most bacteroid)

  1. (biology) Resembling bacteria.
    bacteroid particles